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What You Really Need to Know About Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Their Families
Author: Dr. Robert Buckman
ISBN #: 1-55013-692-5
Publisher: Key Porter Books

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“What You Really Need to Know About Cancer explains, in a clear, jargon-free style, what cancer is, how it is caused, and how it behaves.”

Fighting Cancer

A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Yourself Fight Cancer
Author: Annette and Richard Bloch
ISBN #: N/A
Publisher: R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation

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The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Author: Devra Davis
ISBN #: 978-0-465-01568-9
Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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“The “War on Cancer” started out as a mission to find, treat, and cure the disease – but it avoided fighting its basic causes:  tobacco, alcohol, the workplace, and environmental hazards.  After nearly four decades and $40 billion, we know this strategy is no accident, as award-winning epidemiologist Devra Davis shows in this superbly researched expose.  Leaders of Big Tobacco, the construction industry, and chemical companies have underwritten research to treat cancer but have undermined and downplayed efforts to prevent the disease altogether.  They have sabotaged major public health efforts to prevent cancer for private gain – at the expense of millions of lives.  In her new afterword for the paperback edition, Davis explains that the tobacco industry wrote the playbook for manipulating science and manufacturing doubt – a strategy employed today by the boosters of asbestos and cell phones.”

Everything Changes

The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in your 20s and 30s
Author: Kairol Rosenthal
ISBN #: 978-0-470-29402-4
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

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\“On a shoestring budget and the tape recorder in hand, Kairol Rosenthal emerged from treatment and hit the road in search of other twenty- and thirtysomething cancer survivors.  From the Big Apple to the Bible Belt, she dusted the sugarcoating off of the young adult cancer experience, exposing the gritty and compelling stores of twenty-five complete strangers.  The men and women in Everything Changes Confess their most vulnerable moments, revealing cancer experiences they never told anyone else – everything from what they thought about at night before going to bed to what they wish they could tell their lovers but were too afraid to.”

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care
Author: Joanne L. Lester, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, AOCN, Patricia Schmitt, MA, CRC
ISBN #: 978-1-935864-05-9
Publisher: N/A

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"This text addresses the constellation of challenges of surviving cancer. It examines survivorship issues across the life span, detailing the physical, psychosocial, and lifestyle impacts of the disease and its treatment on the individual. Additional chapters focus on recurrence and second primary cancers, education needs of patients, survivorship care plans, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-cancer.”

Managing the Oral Effects of Cancer Treatment

Diagnosis to Survivorship
Author: Marilyn L. Haas, PhD, CNS, ANP-BC, Deborah L. McBride, RN, MSN, CPON
ISBN #: 978-1-935864-03-5
Publisher: N/A

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“The first oncology textbook available to guide nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and others who care for patients with cancer through the management of oral health problems.”

Central Nervous System Cancer

Author: Deborah Hutchinson Allen, RN, MSN, CNS, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, Laurie L. Rice, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
ISBN #: 978-1-890504-98-4
Publisher: N/A

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“This text explores the current treatment for cancers of the CNS.”

Second Edition - Childhood Cancer Survivors

A Practical Guide to your Future
Author: Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, Kathy Ruccione
ISBN #: 0-596-52851-5
Publisher: N/A

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“The second edition of Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory for survivors by providing state-of-the-art information about; medical late effects from treatment, emotional aspects of surviving cancer, schedules for follow-up care, challenges in the healthcare system, lifestyle choices to maximize health and discrimination in employment of insurance.”

The Definitive Guide to Cancer, 3rd Edition

Author: Lise N. Alschuler, ND, FABNO, Karolyn A. Gazella
ISBN #: 978-1-58761-358-6
Publisher: N/A

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“This comprehensive guide delivers informed hope along with effective tools for reclaiming your vitality in the midst of cancer treatment, healing and recovery.”

Cancer: 50 Essential Things To Do

Author: Greg Anderson
ISBN #: 978-0-452-29010-5
Publisher: N/A

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“An inspiring, action-oriented road map for those who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, suffered a recurrence, or are in remission.”

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